Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) recently penned an op/ed on his "No Cost Stiumulus Act of 2009." While Democrats continually claim Republicans offer no alternatives, Bishop and Sen. David Vitter (LA) have announced a plan:
"Our bill focuses on helping create American jobs by harnessing an industry that our federal government is currently holding back through regulation and self-imposed overly-rigid environmental burdens and achieves this goal without issuing more foreign debt or raising taxes.
Democrats claim that Republicans have no alternatives to their big-government policies. This couldn’t be further from the truth and this bill is a perfect example. But we need the American people’s help to engage the Speaker of the House and the Senate Majority Leader in taking up this legislation. Help us have a real debate on job creation, the economy and energy independence and ask your Congressman and Senator to support the No Cost Stimulus Act."
Another House Member getting the word out on important issues is Rep. Steve King (IA-05). After President Obama's recent lift on the ban to use federal funding for embyronic stem cell research, King reminded Americans that "Over 200 Formerly Frozen Embryos Have Been Adopted by Families." Though the issue was controversial even among some Republicans, King did not support the President's decision to lift the band. He writes:
"With Obama’s move, all taxpayers will have to pay to take the life of, and experiment with the tissue of, innocent human embryos. I and millions of pro-life Americans object, Mr. President.
I have held babies in my arms who had been frozen embryos for as long as nine years. They giggle, cuddle, laugh, play and love. They are as much a human being as any of us.
To date, over 200 formerly frozen embryos have been adopted by families. These “snowflake babies” are giggling, screaming, playful children. It is a glorious miracle for couples who imagined they would never experience parenthood, much less pregnancy and childbirth. Their parents do not think frozen embryos are medical waste."